Equity

What kind of city do you want to live in?

 

I want a city where everyone has a high quality of life and where everyone has the potential to thrive, no matter how many zeros they have in their salary.

 

Consider this:

  • Toronto is the child poverty capital of Canada, with more than one in four children in living in poverty.
  • Toronto’s middle income areas are disappearing, replaced by islands of wealth surrounded by seas of low income communities.

 

Systemic discrimination exists in our city. Toronto’s racialized communities fare far worse than non-racialized groups, and a shockingly high percentage of Indigenous families with children live in poverty.

 

The good news is, these levels of inequity do not have to continue. By investing in our public services in an evidenced-based manner, we can make transportation, housing, access to arts and recreation better for all those in our city, not just the wealthy.